After nearly 7 years of using Proboards I have decided it is time to move to a forum that I host myself. I won’t bother getting into the reasons for the move, but I will say that I think this new software will benefit everyone.
The new forum is located at http://www.apollohoax.net/forum
If you haven’t already done so, please join today.
The Proboards forum has been closed for posting and new registrations, but will remain as an archive.
One of our friends has written a book about the people and technology that made television from the Moon possible.
Live TV from the Moon (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Dwight Steven-Boniecki
Emphasizing the importance of preserving the legacy of the Apollo landings, this unique record documents the background of the event footage itself. Revealing the vital role the medium of television played during this integral period in space history, this investigation draws from in-depth research of the NASA archives as well as outside sources such as the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Demonstrating the skill and knowledge of the RCA and Westinghouse technicians of the 1960′s, this study illustrates how their advancements not only revolutionized space exploration but electronic news as a whole. From the earliest known proposals of television coverage on lunar missions through the constant battle of internal politics, this survey also covers the processes of the slow scan conversion and the eventual transformation of the footage into color. Transforming a niche topic into an intriguing subject, this accessible reconstruction provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of space travel for both established fans and curious newcomers. Bonus DVD includes: The Making of Documentary, The NASA 2009 Webcast – Looking For The Tapes, 3 Slide Shows, and Audio Interviews with NASA TV Engineers.